Draymond Green Returns to Practice, Gets Blunt About Jordan Poole Punch

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Draymond Green was back at practice Thursday after stepping away from the team for his role in knocking out Jordan Poole.

The Golden State Warriors decided not to suspend Green and fined the veteran power forward an undisclosed amount of money for the viral incident.

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Draymond took questions after practice on Thursday and touched on several matters regarding the fight, including his relationship with Poole and how Draymond pictures his future in Golden State.

Discussing his standing with Poole, Draymond said that both players know that it’s a business and that they’ll have to show up, regardless of ill will.


“We had our conversations of what we’re going to do moving forward, and we are going to do that,” Green said. He was asked if he felt the strained connection with Poole could be fixed.

“I’m not sure,” Green said. “As I said before, that’s not up to me. Nor do I think there’s much relevance.”

The Warriors’ decision not to suspend Green reportedly had to do with the team’s ring ceremony on opening night against the Lakers, reported ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Green’s contract with the Warriors runs until next year, but the NBA media remains curious about the 32-year-old’s future with the team.

“My general view of my future here is I’m here this year trying to win a championship,” Green responded, as relayed by Sports Illustrated.

“I have a contract that ranges through next year, if I so choose to pick up that option, and that is my view of how it’ll be here. We all have a goal to win a championship, and that is that.”

The four-time NBA champion is likely playing his final year at Golden State. Green is rumored to be interested in joining the Lakers next season.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.


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